Hershey Theatre Partners with Easter Seals

Hershey Theatre Partners with Easter Seals Interpreting Services to Enhance Broadway Experience for Patrons Performances featuring American Sign Language interpreters available at
Select Sunday matinees

Hershey Theatre is proud to announce a new partnership with Easter Seals Interpreting Services (ESIS). This important collaboration will provide accessibility to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community by giving them the opportunity to experience the finest touring Broadway shows in Hershey.

The impressive lineup of 2013-2014 Broadway shows slated to be interpreted in sign language for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community by ESIS includes:

§ Ghost The Musical
§ War Horse
§ Sister Act
§ Flashdance The Musical

All interpreted performances are schedule for Sunday matinee performances.
“Everyone at Hershey Theatre is excited to make the performing arts more accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Central PA,” said Dennis Norton, Manager of Event Programming, Hershey Theatre. “This initiative is a great way to mark this historic venue’s 80th anniversary.”

Liz Marvin, Program Director for Easter Seals echoed Norton’s thoughts stating, ”We applaud Hershey for this partnership so that the entire community can enjoy premier entertainment so close to home.”
Guests to Hershey Theatre also have access to two infra-red listening devices. One device is a headphone that delivers sound directly to the ear, and the other is connected to a person’s hearing aid to enhance sounds from the performance. Both options are available in the lobby at the Guest Services desk, and are available for all shows and performances at the Theatre.

In other news at Hershey Theatre, Members of the Community are invited to attend “Select Your Seat Night” on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This event enables guests to see where their seats will be located for the Broadway performances in the upcoming season.

For more information about the ESIS program and the upcoming Broadway season, please call the Theatre Box Office at 717-534-3405, TTY at 717-534-8955 or via email at HTheatre@HersheyTheatre.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HersheyEntertainment.